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The azimuth adjustment keys don't work

The azimuth adjustment keys (left and right arrows) on my grandchild's Celestron Nexstar 5SE telescope recently stopped working. The altitude adjustment still works, however. Any ideas what to check when troubleshooting before we send it back for warranty repair?

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Send it back along with the hand controller describing the problem. Could be several things including a bad hand controller. If there is a local astronomy shop nearby take the scope there and ask to try one of the hand controllers in the shop and test it. If it now works you just need to buy another hand controller.

Otherwise send it in for repair

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